The knife is great. The sheath leaves much to be desired, but still works. "This is a knife." - M. Dundee If I had to choose one item to take with me to survive, this would be it. You could chop a tree down with this knife if you had to, or you could clean a fish (not as easy as with a small knife, but it's not difficult with a little practice). It does have some weight to it, but it helps with chopping, and it's balanced pretty good to minimize fatigue. While a big knife is more weight to be carried,… Full review
The smallest, strongest, sharpest chunk of metal I could find. The ESEE Candiru is probably one of the best backpacking knife you could get, in my opinion. It's the smallest of all the ESEE knives, and comes skeletonized without any grips to shave weight. The sheath is crap. I feel like ESEE could make a better sheath for the price paid, and for the quality of their knives. If you get the grips like I did you can improve the Candiru sheath if you ditch the velcro, fold the loose flap back, sew… Full review
Best for survival or bushcraft. Heavy but durable. Full tang. Optional serrated edge or straight edge. Can get multiple color handles or blades. Lifetime warranty, no questions asked. The ESEE 4 has a blade length of 4.5". Perfect for "survival" or bushcraft, but it weighs too much to take on backpacking trips, unless you're into taking 8 oz knives. The kydex sheath doesn't have a strap to lock it in, it just clicks in and stays snugly. The sheath clips onto a belt and sits high. Overall, I'm not… Full review
ESEE Knives were formerly sold under the RAT Cutlery brand.